Grandma's Boy | Chicago Reader

Grandma's Boy

This lame comedy stars Allen Covert (who also cowrote the adolescent script) as a stoner video-game tester in his mid-30s who's forced to move in with his grandmother after being evicted. The plot, such as it is, concerns his attempts to make his nerdy coworkers believe that he's really shacked up with three sex-starved women; there's also a burgeoning romance with his attractive boss (Linda Cardellini, in the closest thing to a performance). The sex, fart, and pot jokes come so fast and furious that a white flag seems the most appropriate response. Doris Roberts looks dazed as the grandmother; Shirley Jones and Shirley Knight are on hand to play an aging nympho and a prescription-drug-addled numskull respectively. Nicholas Goossen directed.

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Director:

  • Nicholaus Goossen

Cast:

  • Doris Roberts
  • Allen Covert
  • Shirley Jones
  • Shirley Knight
  • Nick Swardson
  • Jonathan Loughran
  • Linda Cardellini
  • David Spade
  • Rob Schneider
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Jonah Hill
  • Frank Coraci

Writers:

  • Barry Wernick
  • Allen Covert
  • Nick Swardston

Producers:

  • Allen Covert
  • Jack Giarraputo
  • Adam Sandler
  • Glenn S. Gainor
  • Edward Milstein
  • Paul Schwake
  • Bill Todman Jr.

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